Tuesday, July 03 تموز 2012
Iraqi government denied on Tuesday that may be requested from the U.S. to reduce its presence in Iraq, noting that it operates under the Convention on diplomatic exchange agreements with the U.S. side, while confirming that the reduction depends on the end of the programs of institutions and U.S. agencies operating in Iraq.
He said government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said in an interview for “Alsumaria News”, that “there is no special request from Iraq to reduce the U.S. presence on its territory,” noting that “there is the Convention on diplomatic exchange between Baghdad and Washington still exist and are acted upon between the parties.”
Some of the media and talked to experts in the U.S. government has told the U.S. Congress that Iraq was not satisfied with the presence of large numbers of Americans at home in spite of the intention to reduce the U.S. foreign mission there by a third during the next six months.
Dabbagh said that “the issue of reduction depends on the quality of U.S. institutions operating in Iraq,” stressing that “when their work is decreasing, and end its programs in Iraq, there is no need for its existence.”
Dabbagh said that “there are specific programs carried out by U.S. agencies in Iraq,” noting that “these agencies are reducing their numbers when they do not have to work in Iraq, this is not a request from the government, as some believe, but because of the end of the programs of those agencies.” .
The United States and Iraq signed in 2008, the Framework Agreement strategy to support the ministries and agencies of Iraq in the transition from the strategic partnership with the Republic of Iraq to the areas of economic, diplomatic, cultural and security based on reducing the number of PRTs in the provinces, as well as providing important sustainable rule of law, including the program police development and completion of the coordination, supervision and report to the Fund for Iraq relief and reconstruction.
The diplomatic mission to Iraq of the largest U.S. missions in the countries of the world and most notably, especially after the war waged by Washington since the entry of troops into Iraq in 2003 until the final withdrawal in late 2011, under the agreement signed between the two countries in 2008.
The United States formally ended the American presence in Iraq in December of 2011, under the agreement signed between the two countries in 2008, after nine years of its military invasion in 2003, and the overthrow of President Saddam Hussein, a decision of the former U.S. President George W. Bush.